Dugout Discussion

De Bruyne starts but Sterling and Aguero benched as Guardiola rings the changes

There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 17:30 GMT this evening.

David Moyes takes charge of West Ham United for the first time since his reappointment as head coach, with Bournemouth the visitors to the London Stadium.

Manchester City entertain Everton, while bottom-of-the-table Norwich City play host to Crystal Palace.

The headline team news comes from the Etihad, where Pep Guardiola has made five changes from Sunday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

Kyle Walker, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva all drop to the bench, while Oleksandr Zinchenko misses out altogether.

Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy, Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden are the players recalled to Guardiola’s starting XI.

David Silva is among the substitutes after returning from injury.

Kevin De Bruyne – the second-most-captained player of Gameweek 21 – keeps his place amid the rotation.

Ederson misses out with illness, so Claudio Bravo keeps his place.

Carlo Ancelotti followed suit, initially making five alterations to his Everton side.

Fabian Delph, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, Bernard and Seamus Coleman came into the side, with Leighton Baines, Michael Keane, Theo Walcott, Tom Davies and Moise Kean making way.

However, Bernard was injured in the warm-up – so Davies keeps his place.

Moyes has made four changes to the West Ham team from Gameweek 20.

Aaron Cresswell, Robert Snodgrass, Mark Noble and Angelo Ogbonna are in for Arthur Masuaku, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Issa Diop.

There is no Michail Antonio in the Hammers’ squad.

Daniel Farke has recalled three first-team regulars after handing them breathers last weekend.

Sam Byram, Todd Cantwell and Kenny McLean come in for Jamal Lewis, Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez.

Crystal Palace are unchanged from the team that drew with Southampton on Saturday.


Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale, Francis, Cook, Mepham, Rico, L Cook, Lerma, Gosling, H Wilson, C Wilson, Solanke.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Fornals, Haller.

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Cancelo, Fernandinho, E Garcia, Mendy, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne, Jesus.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Sidibe, Delph, Sigurdsson, Digne, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Davies.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Byram, Zimmermann, Hanley, Aarons, McLean, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendía, Pukki, Cantwell.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Riedewald, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Meyer, Zaha, Ayew.

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2,047 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli + Aurier to Sidibe + Martial?

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ramsdale - (Button)
      (Kelly) - (Lundstram) - Aurier - Soyuncu - TAA
      Grealish - Maddison - KDB - Alli - Mane
      Vardy - Jiminez - (Greenwood)

      2FT and 0.0 ITB. Also sorry for sh*t top post 🙁

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Haha considering same - see below

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That's a double coincidence lol

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      For free? Yes. Mads also an option

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Have Maddison in my team. What other moves would you consider?

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          They would be my moves Martial, Sidibé

    4. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gomez + Sarr?

  2. TFP
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    best Kane replacement?

    a) DCL + likely be able to afford Mane/Salah double-up; or
    b) Rashford + likely unable to afford the above.

    thanks

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

  3. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Aurier and Alli are going:

    Best replacements?
    1) Digne
    2) Sidibé

    A) Richarlison
    B) Martial.
    Have no Everton or Utd. Other?

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Same question lmao

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      2
      Can’t decide myself Martial, Mads or Rich.

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Luckily already have Madds.
        Martial auditioning now

  4. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pogba out with ankle injury, maybe time to sell him after 1pt in 3 games 🙂

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just get rid he doesn’t want to be there. Plenty of decent options in that price bracket.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He's fine, just doesn't wanna play.

  5. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Has Richarlson played as striker against Burnley and Newcastle? Or on the wings?

  6. BucketHead
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Think I may do Kane and Richarlison out for Salah and Which striker?? Dcl anyone??

    Already have mane

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maupay seems good imo

  7. BancheeCs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Need TAA for DGW, and think he will raise...

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You need him ASAP

  8. GE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tomori -> Sidibe a good move? (Max 5.6)

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yep

  9. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah down in eight top scorer! Admittedly he’s a game or 2 behind but at that price what a joke!

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      There’ll be war if Klopp does any funny stuff with him or Mane tomorrow night with one eye on Everton Sunday

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I personally expect the cup side to be pretty weak. At least 4-5 of the youngsters getting a run out. League and CL are everything.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          League is in the bag - Klopp will want a treble

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Rip, looks like I’ll be out the cup this week.

    Cantwell in for Vardy for him, Rico for me. My Rashford(c) to his TC(!)

    Martial my only differential left over him

  11. BancheeCs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Would like Rash for Nor home, but I just dont trust Perez. But maybe just take a punt on him for the next GW.

  12. stevehaigh84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Looking at Kane replacements. I already own rashford and Vardy. So I've narrowed it down to either.

    A) Kane & Zaha - Aguero & Doucoure.
    B) Kane & Zaha - Calvet Lewin & Sterling
    C) Kane & Zaha - Ings & son

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A could be good if Kun starts, B safest

  13. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    hope lundstram play tom.
    if not will get rico with -1 🙁

    any chance lundstram might start?

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think he may be punished for the unnecessary injury

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Good chance i think, could end up with a 0 or -1 aswell tho

  14. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    West ham may not be quite as easy for the dgw with the manager bounce, do we think it makes any difference in the double attack versus double defence?

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      This is the type of question any person with no fantasy football knowledge will look at and think WTF!

      I prefer Nanotechnology studies.

  15. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who is your ideal front 3 for next 6 GWs?

  16. DarkSideOfTheLoon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli to Madisson makes sense?

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’m thinking the same

  17. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Rash(c) isn't getting chances. Arsenal started really strongly

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      They started strongly against Chelsea and we all know how that finished.